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'''Veganism''' (also '''strict''' or '''pure [[vegetarianism]]''') is a [[philosophy]] and [[lifestyle]] that seeks to exclude the use of animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose.<ref name="veganukmission">{{cite web |url=http://www.vegansociety.com/html/downloads/ArticlesofAssociation.pdf |title=Memorandum of Association of the Vegan Society |accessdate=2007-02-22 |pages=1 |date=[[1979-11-20]] |work=About Us |publisher=[[Vegan Society]] }}</ref> '''Vegans''' do not use or consume [[animal product]]s of any kind.<ref name="foodcriteria">{{cite web |url=http://www.vegansociety.com/html/food/criteria.php |title=Criteria for Vegan food |accessdate=2007-02-17 |publisher= [[Vegan Society]] }}</ref> The most popular reasons for becoming a vegan are concerns for [[animal rights]], the environment, or human health, and spiritual or religious concerns.<ref name="Timepoll">{{cite web |url=http://www.time.com/time/covers/1101020715/poll/ |title=Time/CNN Poll: Do you consider yourself a vegetarian? |accessdate=2006-10-30 |date=[[2002-07-07]] |work=Time Magazine }}</ref><ref name="Food Standards Agency">{{cite web| url=http://www.food.gov.uk/multimedia/pdfs/ndnsprintedreport.pdf| title = Types and quantities of food consumed: Vegetarian/vegan| accessdate = 2006-10-30|format=PDF|pages=11, 23 |work = National Diet & Nutrition Survey: Adults aged 19 to 64, Volume 1 2002|publisher=Food Standards Agency}}</ref> Of particular concern are the practices involved in [[factory farming]] and [[animal testing]], and the intensive use of land and other resources required for animal farming.
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'''Veganism''' (also '''strict''' or '''pure [[vegetarianism]]''') is a [[philosophy]] and [[lifestyle]] that seeks to exclude the use of animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose. '''Vegans''' do not use or consume [[animal product]]s of any kind. The most popular reasons for becoming a vegan are concerns for [[animal rights]], the environment, or human health, and spiritual or religious concerns. Of particular concern are the practices involved in [[factory farming]] and [[animal testing]], and the intensive use of land and other resources required for animal farming.

Revision as of 19:24, 12 September 2007

Veganism (also strict or pure vegetarianism) is a philosophy and lifestyle that seeks to exclude the use of animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose. Vegans do not use or consume animal products of any kind. The most popular reasons for becoming a vegan are concerns for animal rights, the environment, or human health, and spiritual or religious concerns. Of particular concern are the practices involved in factory farming and animal testing, and the intensive use of land and other resources required for animal farming.